Difference Between IMSU General and Departmental Cut-off Marks
JAMB Candidates have often asked the difference between Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) general cut-off mark and IMSU departmental cut-off marks. The two are actually different. We have decided to dedicate this post to answer the question above.
This post will clearly explain the difference between the general cut-off mark of IMSU and their departmental cut-off mark.
What is General Cut Off Mark
This is the required cut-off mark you need to be considered for admission by IMSU. If you score below the general cut-off mark of IMSU. You will not be qualified to take their Post-UTME which means you are not qualified for admission in IMSU. If the general cut-off mark of IMSU is 180, even if you score 179, you won’t be qualified for admission in IMSU.
IMSU is at liberty to set their own cut-off mark. but whatever cut-off mark they set, should not be below the JAMB minimum cut-off mark.
What is Departmental Cut off Mark
The departmental cut-off mark is the cut-off mark you need to be admitted into a course/department in IMSU. For instance, IMSU may have a general cut-off mark of 180 but their cut-off mark for courses like Pharmacy, Law, Medicine maybe 230. Usually, the more competitive a course is the higher its cut-off mark. IMSU has a specific cut-off mark for all courses every year.
In IMSU, if you meet the general cut-off mark but fail to meet the departmental cut-off mark for the course you chose, you will be moved to another course that your score meets its cut-off mark. The course you will be moved to is usually related to the one you first applied for.
For instance, if you apply for Medicine in IMSU and do not meet the required cut-off mark, you may be considered for admission into Microbiology provided you meet the cut-off mark for the course.
So in conclusion, the general cutoff mark of IMSU is the minimum score you are required to have before seeking admission in IMSU while the departmental cut-off mark of IMSU is the minimum score you need to be considered for admission into a course of study.
I believe with the above explanation, you have clearly understood the difference between the general cut-off mark and the departmental cut-off mark.